Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement Welcomes Budget 2017 Investments in Healthcare Innovation

A statement from Maureen O’Neil, O.C., President of CFHI

Ottawa, Canada – March 22, 2017 – The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement welcomes the health and healthcare investments in Budget 2017. This budget will make an important contribution to transforming Canada’s healthcare system.

CFHI welcomes new federal funding of $51 million over three years starting in 2019–20, with $17 million per year ongoing. Our organization will continue to accelerate innovations in all provinces and territories. This stable, ongoing funding will enhance our ability to plan for the long term and achieve even greater impact with our partners. I would like to thank Health Minister Jane Philpott, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and all Parliamentarians for their continued support.

About CFHI
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement identifies proven innovations and accelerates their spread across Canada, improving patient care, the health of Canadians and value-for-money. CFHI is a not-for-profit organization funded by Health Canada. Visit cfhi-fcass.ca for more information.

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.

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